8th June 1899
My dear Ethel,
You will be glad to hear that we got home all right last night; it was a squash on the platform, we were lucky to get into the train at all, & were fifteen in the carriage, it was hot. I hope you girls soon got out of the crowd & got back to school all right.
Baby was in wild spirits when we got home, I undressed her at once & she soon went off to sleep.
I meant to have asked you yesterday for your box key, when I was leaving home I found you had taken mine by mistake & so I was not able to lock my trunk. Tell Kathleen she must find out from Miss Smith whether she will be able to go to Weybridge after the exam, & write to Auntie about it on Sunday, as she will like to know soon whether to expect her or not.
Helen Kirton is coming to tea with Baby this afternoon; Anna & I rather think of going up to the Academy.
I hope Kathleen’s face ache is better, she must be sure & take some quinine.
Give my love to her & with the same to yourself
your loving mother
Eugénie N Sladden